Adolescent Clavicle Fractures

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The management of clavicle fractures in adolescence is controversial. Due to recent adult literature noting some improved outcomes in operatively managed clavicle fractures, there has been an increased interest in using operative fixation to treat adolescents. We present an athletic adolescent girl who was presented with the advantages and disadvantages of operative and non-operative management of her clavicle fracture. She ultimately decided upon operative treatment with good results and return to activity.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports MedicineAnn & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Northwestern UniversityChicagoUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Richard Reynolds
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Orthopedic SurgeryNemours Children’s Specialty CarePensacolaUSA

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